Rita Men Named Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Scholar
UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) Public Relations Assistant Professor Rita Men, Ph.D., APR, has been named a scholar of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. Dr. Men will be one of 12 scholars, each serving a five-year term.
The Plank Center at the University of Alabama is a leading resource for public relations practitioners, educators and students. Its mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding, diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society. The Plank Scholars are chosen based on their academic credentials, strong teaching and research portfolios, and outstanding reputations. Scholars represent the Center in the classroom, at conferences, in presentations and publications, and through their interactions with a variety of external publics.
Plank Center Director Dr. Karla Gower lauded Men as an outstanding addition to the Scholars program given her recognized expertise and leadership in public relations research.
This is the second Plank honor this year for a CJC faculty member. Earlier this year, Public Relations Professor Linda Hon was honored by Plank with a Milestone in Mentoring Award in the Educator category.